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A Conversation with Pussy Riot

March 17, 2015
04:30PM - 06:00PM

Categories: Film Screening

Perry World House in cooperation with the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Penn Arts and Sciences presents A Conversation with Pussy Riot.

We all have to protest for those who are silent, and we have to protest for each other, no matter the geography, no matter the borders.  –Pussy Riot

Join us for a screening of Pussy Riot’s latest video, I Can’t Breathe, followed by a discussion with founders Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina.

Russian conceptual artists and political activists Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina are founding members of the art collective Pussy Riot. In August 2012, they were sentenced to two years’ imprisonment following an anti-Putin performance in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. After their release, Tolokonnikova and Alekhina announced the opening of the Mordovia office of Zona Prava, their newly created prisoners’ rights NGO. Last September they launched their independent news service Mediazona, which focuses on courts, law enforcement, and the prison system in Russia. Tolokonnikova and Alekhina are Lennon Ono Grant for Peace recipients.

 

This is a free event.